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A Glimpse of the Church in Uganda Rising for Orphans

Guest post from Jodi Jackson Tucker. This summer, Wendy Cheek – a long-time Orphan Sunday Coordinator in Michigan – shared an email with us that brought joy to our hearts. With her permission, we wanted to share it with you, too: My family just returned from a 2-week trip to Uganda where we were visiting […]


Upcoming Conferences!

There are several great opportunities around the country this fall to learn and grow as both advocates for the fatherless and as adoptive & foster parent. Here are some of the excellent conferences available through CAFO member organizations in the upcoming months:   Empowered to Connect September 13-14 (Washington DC) Empowered To Connect, together with […]


New Duke Study on Well-Being of Orphans Shakes Conventional Wisdom…And Confirms It

A significant new study released this week compares the effects of institutional and family-based care on orphaned children. The results sharply question some current assumptions about what’s best for children while also affirming others. I suspect that many people, myself included, will be digging deeper into the study’s details over the months ahead. But after […]


CAFO2014 Summit Live Interviews on Family Life Today this week!

The unforgettable Family Life Today interviews recorded at the CAFO2014 Summit will run this week! Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine interview two remarkable individuals highlighting stories of hurt and hope. Tyrone Flowers (August 28) shares about his childhood in foster care, the shooting that left him paralyzed, and how hope can be kindled in what […]


Point of View Radio Interview

Hear yesterday’s Point of View radio interview with Barna Group President Dave Kinnaman and CAFO’s Jedd Medefind.  In the first portion of the show, host Kirby Anderson discusses the new Barna Frames books series with Kinnaman.  The second half digs into the book Becoming Home with Medefind and Kinnaman interviewed together. Audio is accessible via […]


Longing for Family

Family. It’s important to God. Family shows up throughout scripture. The story of creation ends with the foundation of a family, with Adam and Eve coming together to bear and raise children. Noah spent years building an ark to save his family. The census of Israel was recorded in Numbers by having the Israelites camp […]